Worried about soaring heating bills in this cold winter weather? We've gathered our five top tips to stop you feeling the pinch.
Compare energy prices
Use a comparison site to see if you could get your gas and electricity cheaper. Many companies offer incentives to switch like useful discounts. Try www.energylinx.co.uk, www.moneysavingexpert.com and www.uswitch.com to see what offers you can snatch up.
Change the way you pay
Many fuel suppliers offer discounts to customers who pay by direct debit or manage their accounts online. Contact your supplier for more details.
Complete a home energy check
Spend a few minutes completing the Home Energy Check for on the Energy Saving Trust website (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk). You will receive a report showing just how much energy and money you can save in your home, and could make quite a difference to your heating bills.
Invest in insulation
According to the Energy Savings Trust, proper insulation in an average family home can save generate savings of £205 every year on energy bills. Log onto www.thinksinsulation.co.uk for practical advice, free quotes and eco-friendly options.
Do your own meter reading
Many energy suppliers can get their estimates wrong and can charge you extra, so it pays to take time out to check it yourself.
For more advice on how to cut down your energy bills, check out our guide to energy-efficient heating.